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Cllr Trevor Carter

Breckland’s businesses encouraged to break out the bunting for Tour of Britain

0 on September 2, 2015, 10:23 am

Businesses across Breckland are being encouraged to decorate their premises to celebrate the Tour of Britain’s return to Norfolk. As well as helping to get the district in the party mood, companies from Breckland which break out the bunting and balloons will be able to enter a special competition which could see them scoop big prizes. The competition is being […]

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Back L-R Pauline Quadling, Riversdale Centre Manager, Trevor Carter, Breckland Council Executive Member for Place
Front L-R, Sylvia Armes, Deputy Mayor of Thetford Town Council, volunteer organiser Louise Howard from Riversdale.

Rubbish result will be good news for Thetford charities

0 on September 2, 2015, 8:42 am

A new initiative has been launched in Thetford which is expected to lessen litter on the ground and boost funds for local charities by encouraging Thetford residents to ‘Bin it for Good’. The ‘Bin it for Good’ scheme aims to encourage residents to do the right thing with their litter, and use the bins provided rather than dropping debris on […]

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Mr John Phillips and, Clinical Research Nurses, Catherine Wright and Kirsti Withington (ENT research team who worked on the AM-101 study at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital).

Tinnitus patient grateful to N&N research team “I’ve got my life back!”

0 on September 1, 2015, 2:51 pm

Neil Hearne thought his life was ruined after receiving a devastating Tinnitus diagnosis. Two years later, a pioneering clinical trial conducted at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has allowed him to live life to the full again. Mr Hearne, a keen amateur musician from Cambridge, had been diagnosed with the hearing condition, Tinnitus, after severe symptoms including a loud […]

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Helen Atwell

Organ Donation Nurses cycle to raise awareness for Transplant Week 

0 on August 29, 2015, 8:07 am

  Four specialist nurses from the Organ Donation Team will be cycling the NNUH Bike Ride on 6 September to raise awareness of organ donation and to support the hospital charity. Team Organ Donation will be pedalling the southern section of the Norfolk Tour of Britain Route starting and ending at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to highlight organ donation […]

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Harleston ‘Not a Pub Crawl’ Pub Crawl, South Norfolk

Still time to book for Heritage Open Days events across Norfolk

0 on August 29, 2015, 7:55 am

  The annual opportunity to explore Norfolk’s heritage for free returns in September (10th–13th), and there’s still time to request tickets for some of the pre-book events across the county. Co-ordinated by Norwich’s Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), this year’s Heritage Open Days offer over 240 free events including open buildings, guided tours and walks, heritage literary events, exhibitions […]

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Report outlines need to transform Norfolk’s approach to adult care

Report outlines need to transform Norfolk’s approach to adult care

0 on August 28, 2015, 1:11 pm

County councillors will meet on Monday, 7 September to consider how adult social care in Norfolk can be transformed so that more of the county’s older and vulnerable adults are supported to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Proposals being presented to councillors on the Adult Social Care Committee include increasing the capacity of the […]

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FREE Cycle Healthchecks at Keystone Green Bikes

FREE Cycle Healthchecks at Keystone Green Bikes

0 on August 28, 2015, 10:16 am

The Tour of Britain is coming to Thetford on Saturday 12th September. As part of the build up to the day, Keystone Green Bikes is offering Free Cycle Health Checks from Monday 7th September to Friday 11th September. The event is one of many events taking place across the district which have received a grant of up to £500 from […]

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Breckland’s Cyclists urged not to miss the chance to race on Tour of Britain route

Breckland’s Cyclists urged not to miss the chance to race on Tour of Britain route

0 on August 27, 2015, 1:48 pm

Cyclists are being encouraged not to miss the chance to race on part of the official Tour of Britain route on the same day that the Tour passes through Norfolk. Diss Cycling Club, in partnership with Breckland Council, has organised a series of races which will take place in Old Buckenham on 12 September. However, would-be participants are being urged […]

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Left to right Jo Watts, Practise Nurse Ruth Loades, Lead Paediatric Rheumatology Nurse Specialist Kit Tranter Dr Kate Almond, Mum Amanda, Jasmine, Nanny Pat and brother Joshua

Jasmine’s Walk success for NNUH

0 on August 26, 2015, 3:21 pm

A Norfolk family has given thanks to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital who have supported a little girl with a rare autoimmune disease. Jasmine Lewis, aged 10 has a rare condition called Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM), which affects just three children in every million It causes muscle weakness, skin rashes and weakens the immune system and the Fakenham Junior School pupil […]

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Two-thirds of Breckland food businesses now achieving top hygiene marks

Two-thirds of Breckland food businesses now achieving top hygiene marks

0 on August 26, 2015, 2:27 pm

More businesses in Breckland are enjoying the sweet taste of success after achieving top marks for their food hygiene, latest inspections have found. Breckland Council’s food safety officers regularly carry out inspections at local food businesses – including restaurants, cafes, takeaways and food shops – with latest results showing that food safety standards in the district have improved dramatically since […]

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‘Stuff of Dreams Theatre’ who will perform ‘The Poisoners Pact’ at the Festival in October.

Call goes out for Wayland talent

0 on August 26, 2015, 1:28 pm

A call has gone out from Wayland Festival organisers for entries to the 2015 ‘Wayland’s Got Talent’, contest. The Festival Committee hopes to hear from amateur singers, dancers, magicians, musicians, comedians, jugglers and other talented performers who want to show off their skills to the wider world. In a first for the Festival, this year the competition will be open […]

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Breckland Planning

Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 25th August 2015

0 on August 26, 2015, 1:24 pm

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 25th August 2015 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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The Thetford Singers with Liz Truss MP and Robert Kybird, Thetford's Mayor.

On song in the sun with Thetford Singers

on August 26, 2015, 8:12 am

Sun-soaked shoppers out in Thetford town centre last Saturday were treated to an impromptu, flash-mob style performance from the Thetford Singers. Led by musical director Chris Parsons and forming part of the Thetford Summer Festival entertainment, over 30 members of the choral group took part supported by pianist Pep Jepson. The performance featured two numbers from West Side Story, Deep […]

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Derek Allwood

Norfolk NHS Trust’s non-executive director is re-appointed

on August 26, 2015, 8:05 am

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Derek Allwood as Chair of Audit of Norfolk Community Health & Care (NCH&C) NHS Trust. Derek, who is 67 and lives near Pulham Market in south Norfolk, has significant experience of working within the fields of strategy, finance and risk, having spent his career as both an actuary […]

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Sandra Milburn and Jo Bunn presenting a cheque for £5,400 to the Critical Care Unit to purchase more ipads and stands.

Double Tragedy leads to Fundraising Success

on August 26, 2015, 7:58 am

A woman whose husband spent 80 days in critical care before he died as a result of swine flu in 2011 has raised £5,400 for ipads and their stands to help patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Tragically Sandra Milburn also recently lost her father Bill Wharton on the same unit as the result of a heart attack. […]

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